Author: billyfreeze

High Rolling in Vegas

I’ve been to Vegas a lot of times. I’ve never considered myself a high roller except maybe by third world country standards. I’ve never flown to Sin City by helicopter, had afternoon tea with Steve Wynn or played blackjack in the high stakes room. I normally stay in whatever hotel I get on sale, run down to Fremont street at some point and see a show or two. This week was different. I wanted to do an article about the more luxurious side of Vegas and a few of my local connections and the PR department of MGM set...

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How to Make Everyone in the World Love You

I hear this phrase a lot: “They don’t like Americans over there”. Usually the person saying it is an American and has never been “there” or anywhere else for that matter. The world is easier to understand if you make assumptions and base opinions  on what you thought you saw or read somewhere. Just apply the principles from what you learned in cartoons: The bad guys are evil and don’t look like us. The good guys look like how we’d like to look and are constantly defending us and themselves from those evil dark men with wicked sounding voices....

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Visiting Vivacious Vancouver

As we pulled next to the immigration booth, I turned up the volume of O’ Canada on the car stereo. The officer tried to hide her smile. Canadians are very patriotic as a rule and it’s doubtful anyone had ever played the Canadian National Anthem in quite that way or that loud before. We were just an hour from Vancouver and the drive from Seattle had been very nice but we were ready to have some fun in the city that had been listed as one of the top five places in the world to live. In spite of my impudence,...

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More than Grunge – What to See in Seattle in a Day

  It was barely 8:00 and the line to Starbucks already looked more like the entrance to a Disney ride than a java shop. It was after all the original Starbucks, the Mecca of coffee, the place where it all began, and all the tourists wanted to say they’d “been there” and buy the $13 coffee mug to prove it. Half an hour later, coffee in hand, the patrons moved slowly to the next line at Piroshky Piroshky to have a famous salmon pate Russian pie or other savory flavor cooked up by this Seattle fave spot. I skipped...

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Visiting the Twins- Minneapolis and St. Paul

To be honest, Minneapolis wasn’t high on my travel list until I came across a Spirit Airlines promotion that seemed to good to be true. From Houston, the round trip fare was $46. I can’t even get an Uber to the airport for that. I tweeted the deal and asked my friends and followers if there was anything worthwhile to do there. The response was fast and positive. Within moments, I had 10 things to see that sounded pretty interesting. First on the list was Prince’s Paisley Park. I always visit famous graves and I was delighted to find...

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